A Healthy Arrival For Baby Mama
Tina Fey hits number one
We at Empire love Tina Fey, so it's with great pleasure that we say that her latest comedy, Baby Mama, debuted at number 1 in the US this weekend. The film, about a woman (Fey) who recruits a somewhat unsuitable surrogate (Amy Poehler) to carry her child, took a healthy $18.3 million, not bad on a budget of $30 million.
We also have something of a soft spot for Harold and Kumar, so we're equally pleased that their sequel, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, came second with $14.6 million. Made for just $12 million, the film has already made back its money. It deserves boundless success if only for the poster of Doogie Howser on a unicorn.
The news was far less good for the poisonously reviewed Deception. Despite starring Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams, the dark thriller just scraped into the top ten with $2.2 million.
For the full box office top 50 head to Box Office Mojo.